Forecast incidence of virus yellows in UK for 2024 is 83% - BBRO

Friday, March 1, 2024
The forecasted incidence of virus yellows for 2024 is 83%, according the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO). The date of first arrival of aphids in crops in 2024 is forecasted from the 10th of April. The forecasted virus level is above the threshold of 65% required to trigger the use of the neonictinoid Cruiser SB on seed in 2024. In 2023, the forecast was 67.5% with a threshold of 63% and aphid arrival date of 22nd of April. Seed treatment was applied to 60% of the crop in 2023.
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